Individual Volunteers

Help drive hunger out of New York City by volunteering with us.

There are many ways volunteers can help City Harvest ensure that good food does not go to waste in our city. We provide hands-on training for each of our programs. Sign up to join City Harvest in the fight against hunger today. Already a City Harvest volunteer? Click here to login. Check out our volunteer opportunities, below.

Volunteers at Mobile Market

Mobile Markets

Help families in our Healthy Neighborhoods add more fruits and vegetables into their diets by volunteering at our Mobile Markets. Through these farmers market style events you will distribute thousands of pounds of free fruits and vegetables to some 500 area families.
Time commitment: 8:45am to 12:00pm; Tuesdays through Saturdays
Minimum age requirement: 18 years old
Location: varies; all Mobile Markets take place in our Healthy Neighborhoods

Greenmarket Rescue

Greenmarket Rescues (Seasonal Opportunity)

Rescue thousands of pounds of fresh, seasonal produce at the Union Square, Rockefeller Center and 79th Street Greenmarkets that would otherwise go to waste. At the end of the day, volunteers collect excess food from local farmers at the Greenmarket and help load it onto City Harvest trucks – which deliver the food that same night to soup kitchens and food pantries across the city.
Time commitment: 2 hours

Corporate Repack

Repack Assistant

Help City Harvest efficiently deliver produce to our network of 500 community food programs. You will help sort thousands of pounds of fruits and vegetables stored in bulk containers into smaller, family-sized portions.
Time commitment: 3 hours; weekdays
Minimum age requirement: 18 years old
Location: City Harvest’s Food Rescue Facility

 Food Show Rescue

Food Show Rescues

New York City is a culinary capital and home to some of the biggest food trade shows in the world. Help ensure that high quality, specialty food doesn’t go to waste by joining a food show rescue. You will collect excess food from vendors at the end of trade shows such as the Fancy Food Show and International Produce Show.
Time commitment: varies
Minimum age requirement: 18 years old
Location: varied convention centers and event venues in New York City

Office Assistant

Put your office skills to work by joining us at our midtown headquarters to help with mailings, data entry and other administrative projects. Your help supports our efforts to rescue and deliver 55 million pounds of nutritious food this year.
Time commitment: flexible hours between 9:00am and 5:00pm on weekdays

Location: 6 E. 32nd Street, New York, NY

 Nutrition Education Volunteers

Nutrition Education

Are you passionate about healthy eating? Do you love teaching? Become a nutrition education volunteer and train to teach healthy cooking and budget grocery shopping to residents in our Healthy Neighborhoods.
Time commitment: varies
Minimum age requirement: 18 years old
Location: throughout our Healthy Neighborhoods